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Learning From A Five Year Old

Friday, May 20, 2011      28 comments

Somewhere in my reading yesterday I found a passage that suggested if you were looking for true wisdom, find a five year old to talk to. I was fortunate in this respect because my granddaughter had her end of the year kindergarten super-duper mu... Read more

With Regret

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      17 comments

I am not going to be able to attend the Spark Rally this weekend. With the recent damage to our home because of some flooding, this just happens to be the weekend the insurance adjsuter and a few contractors will be coming by. As good as I am I ... Read more

Sticker Shock

Monday, May 16, 2011      42 comments

Joan and I took our grand daughter to the movies yesterday afternoon. It was a Disney flick, about the lions in Africa. She really wanted to see it. She's five and she really got scared so thank goodness it was only ninety minutes long. Before t... Read more

Examining My Goals: Wow How Time Flies

Sunday, May 15, 2011      25 comments

Did you ever get one of those phone calls that made you smile the moment you recognize the caller ID? An old friend/client called me Thursday afternoon and after the traditional exchange of pleasantries he said ďI called to thank you for helping... Read more

Becoming Sugar Free: Day Three

Friday, May 13, 2011      35 comments

Iíll have to admit I was a bit over whelmed by all the advice I received on becoming sugar free. My first inclination was to try to rationalize my way out of making the commitment by telling myself ďthis is way too much to do.Ē Since I know how ... Read more

Thank You So Much For The Advice.......

Wednesday, May 11, 2011      29 comments

I want to thank those of you who took the time to share their thoughts, ideas and most importantly their experiences on removing sugar from their diet. I really appreciate all the insights, and the resources. I have already started reading and c... Read more

I Need A Bit of Advice on Sugar

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      27 comments

I would like to remove processed sugar from my diet and I'm not quite sure how to go about doing it. I have read some things that speak in a scientific sort of language I have a hard time grasping. Does anyone have a resource or experience that ... Read more

Accepting The Challenge

Monday, May 09, 2011      16 comments

The last couple of weeks have not been my best. With my basement flooding three times and finding out that flood insurance is only good if you have to commute to and from your house by boat, my moods took a marked turn south. Things just seemed ... Read more

Following The Light Towards My Happiness

Friday, May 06, 2011      24 comments

Happiness is not elusive. Itís pretty straight forward. I think Iím the one who has had issues with happiness, not the other way around. Iíve had a hard time defining it. Itís as if Iíd walked into a store and asked for a piece of clothing that ... Read more

Go Your Own Way

Thursday, May 05, 2011      36 comments

I once told my children that if you didnít get out of bed until eight am the day was already half over. Joan would look at them through the steam of her coffee and let them know that while they should always respect their father, what I just sai... Read more

Please Be Happy

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      32 comments

The suns out, the basement has no water in it and the work has just begun. We were fortunate. We ended up with water about a third of the way up the baseboard in three rooms. Itís drained, it smelled and we are cleaning up. We are happy. A... Read more

The Little Things

Monday, May 02, 2011      23 comments

Thereís a part of my life I always look back at with fascination. I was twenty two and given the responsibility of supervising sixty five people. It took me a few months but I realized why they hired ten people at a time. A year later only thre... Read more

My Lawn and I

Friday, April 29, 2011      29 comments

We reseeded our lawn last fall. The drought from last summer killed most of the grass. We thought it was a good time to reseed. I have to tell you that initially I wasnít very pleased with the result. The lawn care service told me to let it get... Read more

Defeating the Evil Flood Water Part 2 (video blog)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      18 comments

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An Update of Sorts (video blog)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011      18 comments

If you cant access the video here you can view it on YouTube @
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